Opting to bat first, South Africa initiated a positive start as the hosts have crossed hundred runs with opener Markram raising his bat for a half-ton.
The opening partnership was solid, and Elgar’s downfall was only due to a missed shot. The pacers didn’t have much to work with, and the Protean batters got by with relative ease. Markram picked up right where he left off in the previous game, and he’s batting on an unbeaten 55. De Zorzi has also looked solid at the other end, implying that the West Indies will have to work hard for their wickets.
Gudakesh Motie, on the other hand, bagged a wicket for West Indies as opener Dean Elgar was departed for 42 runs off 54 deliveries.
Elgar to Motie, out Roston Chase nabbed!! That’s a fantastic catch! Elgar leans in looking to sweep but there’s a hint of extra bounce, which causes it to take atop edge and pop up towards short fine-leg. Chase is the fielder, and he dives forward with his fingers just underneath that one. Elgar was looking good, but he has to leave.
South Africa have played a total of 30 overs till Lunch and have successfully scored 133 runs at the loss of 1 wicket.